logo-smallerThe man who has been overseeing the operation of the rural Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District (LMRFD) since February, 2013 is recommending that a special election be conducted next spring. John Flynn proposes that residents in the district should elect a five member Board to run the district in the future.

    Flynn was appointed and hired to oversee the district when its previous elected board was disbanded while overwhelmed with debt. Flynn said the LMRFD is fiscally solvent once again and that returning to a stand-alone district is necessary following rejection of a proposal to merge into the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District.

    Flynn proposes that a cost savings all mail ballot be conducted next March or May, allowing more than 1,000 registered voters in the district to elect a board to operate the LMRFD. He said it is estimated the district would have more than $500,000 in collected property taxes and about $350,000 in ambulance generated revenue for an annual budget.

    Flynn said approval from the Mohave County Board of Supervisors is required for the special election . He’ll address supervisors during their board meeting next Monday.